INCIDENT: Computer Glitch Leads to Shutdown of Nuclear Reactor

WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.

Incident Date

January 1, 2012


United States

Estimated Cost



No victims identified

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


No references identified.


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